T. Jeffers Center & Park
Built in 1979, this project was accomplished through a combination of Community Development and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation federal grants that were matched with City funds. Located on 39 acres in the northwestern section of the City, this Community Center was modeled after it’s twin sister, Bradley Center, that was built two years earlier. The Center was named for former councilman and mayor, Thebaud Jeffers. Jeffers, the City’s first African-American mayor, was also well-known throughout the community as a mentor to youth.
The community center is 15,058 square feet and includes a college-size basketball court with six goals and seating capacity for 350. The facility also contains dressing and shower rooms, meeting room, game room, lounge, kitchen, and staff offices. Outdoor facilities include a lighted youth baseball field, playground and two large picnic shelters.
Hours of Operation: 1PM – 9PM, Monday – Friday, and 9AM – 5PM on Saturday. Park areas are open Dawn - Dusk, daily. Lighted outdoor facilities operate independently when scheduled.
Picnic shelters, ball fields and community centers may be rented by families, churches, companies or other groups for a variety of social and business functions.
T. Jeffers Center
121 N. Hartman St., Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)